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Disorders related to neuroscience, psychiatry, and neurology cause significant disease burdens impacting medical practice [1, 2]. Teaching medical students these subjects remains challenging as many consider neuroscience and neurology too difficult to adequately learn [3] and psychiatry to be irrelevant [47]. Developing and implementing curricular initiatives to effectively teach these subjects so that students can utilize these knowledge and skills in practice is essential.

Interactive educational methods offer new approaches to improve student learning, especially within current educational initiatives that emphasize integration of basic and clinical science and incorporation of social determinants of health [820]. This educational case report describes the creation and implementation of a module, Mind, Brain, and Behavior, which covered neuroscience emphasizing those processes underlying disease causation and modulation, as well as prevention and treatment/recovery of disease states in a newly established school of medicine (SOM). The Internal Review Board of the university considers this work to be exempt, protocol number 2018-135-06.


Copyright © 2019, Academic Psychiatry

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Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry



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Mentor/PI Department




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